- A website that has information about mental and physical changes, and common issues, of children age 0-18, broken into 8 age groups. Also has tips on how to help overcome issues, and help children grow up safe and healthy; as well as links to other groups that have specific info on each age group.
- Website that goes into detail about how to talk to children up to age 11 about what they see on the news, and how to expose them to news without causing stress. Also gives signs to watch for to see if the news is scaring children or causing them stress.
- Has tips and strategies on how to talk to children about stress; how to know when they’re more likely to talk, and how to talk and listen. Also has some more general ways to help children cope, and learn ways to overcome stress.
- A website with tips and strategies for how to talk with children on a number of topics, including violence, drugs, and others. Also has more general tips on how to talk about any issue, as well as links to other groups that have specific information about the different issues they cover.
- Has tips on how to identify that someone is suffering from stress, and lists ways to combat stress for adults, parents, teens and children, and school personnel.
Parenting Stress Line: 608-241-2221
- The Canopy Center’s “Parenting Stress Line” serves parents and caretakers who are experiencing stress. Parent Advocates listen, provide guidance and make referrals, as needed, to Canopy Center programs or other appropriate community services that are equipped to meet the needs of the caller.
Note: If parents would like more in depth assistance for their child, there are also options for youth and family counseling services as well as support groups. Call 2-1-1 for more information on these programs.